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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A Brown Ale with a bite. An American interpretation of an English classic, with lots of domestic Tettnang and Cascade hops to complement the roasted malt character. Head Brewer Wil Turner says this is the beer he is most proud of out of all Goose Island beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Draft at Swift with streets, Brendan and Erica. Pours a deep, deep brown with thin chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is light coffee roast and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malts - wow pretty plain. Somewhat disappointing, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Draft at taps 25. Not much aroma and thin tight head. Caramel and malt flavor. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft at Bigelos. A black beer with beige foam. This was interesting. It was kind of soggy funky in front. Chocolate, roast, and citrus hops mixed with the soggy notes. This is definitely not an American brown. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (928) - Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a clear brown in to a no nic glass with nice head and decent lacing. Smells like a typical brown ale but had taste of a porter with roasted flavor. Medium carbonation with full mouthfeel. Fairly easy to drink and not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3684) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On draught
Pours a very pretty dark reddish brown color with a mall tight head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nutty and lightly roasty with some mild chocolate. Its a pretty mild aroma all together.

The flavor is nutty with some mild coffee.... what I mean by that I suppose is like good coffee grounds, that you attempted to do a second press on in a French press. Like its not a rich coffee flavor, but its nice too.... kinda weird... whatever. There is some light vanilla, and the beer is not particularly sweet, but not especially dry either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
It poured a brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of chocolate, caramel and some vanilla. The taste was of caramel malt, chocolate, light roastiness, some florals and brown sugar. Very tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Tap at Mekong in Richmond VA. Pours a clear deep amber. Giant yellowish beige head. Huge retention and lace. Nose is a bit vegetal, celery, sweet cherry. Taste is metallic, coppery, small chocolate. Still quite vegetal. Very bland, papery, mealy, minty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap. Head and lace are pretty, dry aroma is nice I suppose. Malts are plain and unassuming, trying their hardest not to make that much of an impression. Bleh, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a medium brown color with a small tan head. The nose has a light nuttiness. Light to medium body with notes of nuts, brown malt, and a slight earthy bitterness. Clean finish. Fairly standard brown ale fare, but clean and tasty. Nice session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has sweet malt, pronounced nuttiness, cocoa and a hint of hops. It has a medium body that is a bit rough with moderate carbonation. The flavor starts with earthy English ale traits, dry roasted malt, some nuttiness (not as much as the aroma) and some spicy / earthy hops. The finish is very dry and has some dark cocoa and is a bit chalky. Nice brown ale.

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